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PGA European Tour

Race to Dubai heats up

Henrik Stenson remains in pole position to win the European Tour’s Race to Dubai with just two events remaining this season but he now has top-class company breathing right down his neck.

Monday, 4 November, 2013, 3:10pm

Ernie Els hits out at 'farcical' European Tour

Former world number one Ernie Els has described as “farcical” the European Tour’s increased playing demands and will register his disapproval by skipping next week’s flagship season-ending event in Dubai.

The South African is annoyed at the tour’s new regulation that its members must play two of the three events leading into Dubai to be eligible for the US$8 million season finale.

4 Nov 2013 - 3:58pm

China's Ye, 12, closes in on Euro Tour age record

Ye Wocheng is just 18 holes away from achieving his ambition of eclipsing Guan Tianlang's record as the youngest player to compete on the PGA European Tour after yesterday's opening round of four-under-par 68 in the Western China Qualifier for the Volvo China Open.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

East proves good to Westwood

Lee Westwood headed home to England for Christmas this weekend with another Asian trophy in the bag and hoping the biggest present of them all - a major - will arrive gift-wrapped next year.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Pagunsan's spectacular turnaround full of merit

Juvic Pagunsan capped a remarkable, life-and-career-changing month yesterday by finishing 10th and becoming the first Filipino to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit.

Before the Taiwan Masters in the first weekend of November, the 33-year-old from Manila had earned just US$42,972 this year, was 64th on the order of merit and in danger of losing his card.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Daly's visit to HK in doubt after Australia walk-off

John Daly's appearance at the UBS Hong Kong Open next month is up in the air as the Hong Kong Golf Association awaits his fate, after the angry American stormed off the course during the opening round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

12 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Race to Dubai must come through Hong Kong for jet-setter Rose

Justin Rose lives just a few doors down from bosom buddy Ian Poulter, the defending UBS Hong Kong Open champion. But despite being close friends and neighbours, Rose has been unable to crack open Poulter's secrets of how to win at Fanling, a course he will be playing for the first time in December.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Rose is latest big name for open

Globe-trotting Briton Justin Rose will be hoping for a winning debut when he makes his first appearance at the US$2.75 million UBS Hong Kong Open in December.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

European stars meet some Chengdu locals

Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia showed the soft touch that's so important on the greens when they cuddled one of the world's most endangered animals, a giant panda cub, yesterday ahead of this week's Volvo China Open. The European Tour stars visited the giant panda research base in Chengdu, where they held seven-month-old Ya Yun.

20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Up, up and away

The giant billboards along the way to the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club trumpet the presence in Asia this weekend of the sport's new number one for the Maybank Malaysian Open. The busy road is called the Sprint Highway, which seems appropriate when describing Martin Kaymer's rapid rise to the top.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am